I work in the fitness and outdoor industry, so finding a good pair of shoes is integral as I wear them all the time. I absolutely Loved these shoes: the tread, grip, support, waterproof, style etc. Unfortunately, every time I wore them, about a teaspoon amount of earth got kicked into my socks and into the shoe itself. I tried thicker socks, desperately wanting that to help, but to no avail. Perhaps it was the sizing (although they felt perfect on my feet)? In the end, I had to return them because I can't function with grains of sand and earth rubbing my heels raw every time I go outside. I hope that this was just an unfortunate fit for me, and that they will work fabulously for you.